The Book Writing Process: Step-by-Step Over the next few weeks, while my book-baby is in the capable hands of my editor, I’m going to share my process of taking an idea to a fully published book! I’m splitting this topic into a few posts because…she’s a big one! Week One: Rough, Messy Beginnings Brainstorm ideas. Most writers have at least a few story ideas kicking around in their head, all vying for some one-on-one development time.
Guys! BIG NEWS! My manuscript is in the hands of my wonderful editor, Cecily Tartaglione of Red Pen Editor. I’m SO excited to be working with Cecily. She’s kind, smart, and has a terrific eye for editing, while still maintaining the author’s voice. In my next post, I’ll talk about the process of choosing an editor, but today, let’s get to know Cecily! Quick! Tell us four facts about you: I’m actually an old cat lady who can rarely stay up past midnight.
In March, I posted a feature on Rowan, and I am SO EXCITED to let you guys know her high fantasy novel is now available for purchase! Okay, deep breaths Alison, first things first. Here is the official summary: When she was twelve, Irilith Inimica’s brother told her to run; not from the dragons and beasts he’d warned her of her whole life, but from him. Soon after he caught up with her, she discovered exactly why.
Today’s book review is another indie read: The Savior’s Champion by Jenna Moreci. Jenna is a popular Youtuber in the writing community, shelling out writing advice with a healthy dose of humor and sarcasm. My kinda girl. The Savior’s Champion was released a couple months ago, and I was super excited to read it, having devoured the first few chapters before it was released. Here’s the official summary: Tobias Kaya doesn’t care about The Savior.
I was tagged by my friend Nancy in a fun tag involving searching for three specific words in my current novel. One of my favourite Twitter Hashtag games is #WIPWordSearch, so I am all for doing this tag! Check out Nancy’s post here. Rules: Find the words you’re given in your WIP. Then share the context containing the word. Next, tag people and give them 3 new words. The words Nancy gave me are: SILENCE, TIME, and LIGHT.